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Dyslexic Teens Are Award-Winning Authors

Twin 13-year-olds overcome their learning disability to write prize-winning book.

Monday December 8th - 11:05am

Twins Brittany and Brianna Winner, age 13, felt defeated by their dyslexia and frustrated with their reading and writing assignments. That is, until their father, Jeff, challenged them to write a novel--and with his help, the girls penned a science-fiction novel called The Strand Prophecy.

With the aid of a speech-text computer program, the girls and their father wrote a five-book science-fiction adventure series, about a scientist superhero who tries to warn the world and protect the innocent from dangerous creatures. The Strand Prophecy is the first book in the series. The books are published under the name J.B.B. Winner (for Jeff, Brittany and Brianna).

Released in May, The Strand Prophecy won the Benjamin Franklin awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, Best First Book Young Adult Fiction, and Best First Book Fiction; the Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal; and Linx and TopSpot online awards. The girls are the youngest award-winning authors in the U.S.

Now the twins are speaking to middle school students across the country, sharing their experiences with a learning disability and encouraging students to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams.

Learn more about the book at strandprophecy.com.

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